Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year

Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year

by Robert E. Webber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801091756

ISBN-13: 9780801091759

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Millions of Christians worldwide follow the liturgical Christian calendar in their worship services and in their own personal devotions. The seasons of the Christian year connect believers of diverse backgrounds and offer the sense of unity Jesus desired.

Robert Webber believes that we can get even more out of the Christian calendar. He contends that through its

Overview

Millions of Christians worldwide follow the liturgical Christian calendar in their worship services and in their own personal devotions. The seasons of the Christian year connect believers of diverse backgrounds and offer the sense of unity Jesus desired.

Robert Webber believes that we can get even more out of the Christian calendar. He contends that through its rich theological meanings the Christian year can become a cycle for evangelism and spiritual formation. He offers pastors, church leaders, and those of the "younger evangelical" mind-set practical steps to help achieve this end, including preaching texts and worship themes for Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Advent, and Christmas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801091759
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Ancient-Future Series
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
1,123,949
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables9
Introduction to the Ancient-Future Series11
Acknowledgments13
Introduction15
1Ordering Your Spiritual Life19
Part 1The Cycle of Light35
2Advent: A Time When God Breaks In on Us37
3Christmas: A Time When Christ Is Birthed Within55
4Epiphany: A Time to Manifest Christ75
Part 2The Cycle of Life95
5Lent: A Time to Repent99
6The Great Triduum: A Time to Die to Sin123
7Easter: A Time to Be Resurrected141
8After Pentecost: A Time to Experience God's Renewing Presence167
Epilogue179
Notes183
Bibliography187
Subject Index195
Scripture Index198

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